Training Years: 2013-2014
Training Site: Sun Yat-Sen University
Mentors: Joe Tucker, MD, PhD, Li Ling; Mike Emch, PhD
Title: Assess risky sexual behavior and migrant status among a population-representative sample of individuals 18-49 years old in Guangzhou, China
Aim 1: Assess the frequency of risky sexual behavior and determine migrant characteristics that associated with risky sexual behavior among a population-representative sample of individuals 18-49 years old in Guangzhou.
Hypotheses: Compared to non-migrants, internal and African migrants have more common risky sexual behaviors. Conventional surveys underestimate the frequency of risky sexual behavior in the total population because of under-sampling migrants. Sexual mixing among African migrants, internal migrants and local residents will increase risky sexual behavior and STD/HIV transmission.
Aim 2: Assess STD/HIV testing history among individuals 18-49 years old in Guangzhou and determine individual characteristics that associated with STD/HIV testing refusal.
Hypotheses: African migrants, especially those who are unregistered, are less likely to have a history of STD/HIV testing, compared to local residents.
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award